Guide to Tomatoes: 7 Varieties to Know and Love

From Orange Persimmons to Sweet 100s, learn about some of our favorite heirloom, grape and cherry tomato varieties.

Tomatoes — whether they’re vibrant heirlooms or juicy cherry or grape — are summer’s jewels. When in peak season, they’re stunning when arranged in a caprese salad opens in a new tab and delicious when charred on the grill opens in a new tab. Fresh tomatoes are also delicious for gazpacho, tomato sauce, slow-roasting and so much more. Not sure which tomatoes to pick? Here’s an easy primer of popular heirloom, cherry and grape tomato varieties based on color and flavor.

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